After the Red Rain by Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli, and Rob DeFranco

after the red rain

3 out of 5 stars.

Deedra ekes out an existence in a post-apocalyptic society, scavenging and working in a factory, until she meets a beautiful boy named Rose who seems strangely inhuman. She might be falling for him, but then he gets accused of murdering the only son of their dictator.

There was one big twist in this book that made it memorable (no spoilers though), but other than that, this is a very standard Dystopian. Girl meets boy, girl falls for boy, girl and boy set out to right the wrongs of their particular evil government. Nothing really reached out to catch me, and the one large twist was a little silly. The world was a cookie-cutter, post-apocalyptic, tyrannical government set up. The characters did not speak with any particularly distinct voices. I only read this a couple of days ago and I am already having trouble remembering particulars. Only read this if you are completely out of other dystopians. It is bland.


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